This is my first post here, so yes… I’m that addicted to blender. I am seeking help-- Not that kind of help, actually, I’m hoping for a better fix…
Here’s my problem: I’m building a simple starship (which looks suspiciously like a tie fighter). Thus far, I’m using logic bricks to define my ship’s controls.
So: My starship. All of my controls are working fine. However, when I start the game engine, my ship is already flying at a rate of .5 (I’m using the “always” function). What I’m seeking to do is start from a dead halt. I am seeking to create a “start thrusters” command with a logic brick.
I don’t want to hold down a key to move forward. I want to press it one time to “start” my flight, thus attaining full speed from a dead stop with a single keystroke. (optionally, I’d like to press 1,2,3,4,5 to control my forward speed)
Currently: My ship is moving when the game starts. I would like to be at a dead halt when the game starts. Then, I want to press the “+” key to begin moving forward. I want to press it only one time to get to the assigned speed. Then, “-” to come to a halt without holding the “-” key to keep myself in place.
Is this possible with logic bricks, or do I need to seek some kind of code?
Ultimately, I’d like to have space act like a vaccum, in that once I have inertia in any direction, I continue to move in that direction, as I would in a vaccum. This would add a sense of realistic space flight. However, for the moment, I’m still struggling with trying to get my ship launched from a dead stop, rather than starting the game already in motion.
Thus: If logic bricks will work, can someone suggest what the three bricks would be set at?
Any advice would be most appreciated. I am assuming that I’m not the first person to ask this question, but as you might have guessed… I’m not entirely sure what vocabulary words to use to begin my forum search. Yes, I’m a blender noob, and I would be chagrined if anyone referred to me as any sort of “coder.” I’m willing to learn, but I’m hoping I can limp forward using logic bricks.
Thanks in advance for any help.